Wallaroo Hospital provides great service

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Staff at Wallaroo Hospital would like to publically thank the Wallaroo Hospital Foundation and Wallaroo Heartbeat for their recent generous donations.

Last month the foundation donated 20 beds and mattresses valued at more than $65,000, and Heartbeat donated a bed and 10 patient chairs worth $7,200.

Regional Director Yorke and Northern, Roger Kirchner, said staff were extremely grateful to all of the local community groups that supported Wallaroo Hospital.

“The new beds and mattresses will ensure a comfortable stay for our patients,” Mr Kirchner said.

“All public beds and mattresses at the hospital have now been replaced.”

Other groups that have previously supported the hospital include the Wallaroo Hospital Auxiliary, Northern YP Health Advisory Council and local service clubs, Apex, Lions and Rotary.

In recent years the groups have generously donated equipment including recliner chairs, video conferencing and patient monitoring equipment, a syringe pump which helps administer medication to palliative care patients, a unit that helps detect veins for blood tests, a defibrillator, an emergency resuscitation trolley and a cardiac monitoring printer.

“The hospital is very fortunate to have these groups support the facility so that we can continue to provide a wide range of services to residents and visitors,” Mr Kirchner said.

Services at Wallaroo Hospital include accident and emergency, birthing including ante-natal and post-natal care, surgical services including general surgery, ear nose and throat, gynaecology and gastroenterology, and day procedures, including colonoscopy, endoscopy and ophthalmology. The hospital also provides outpatient services and palliative care.

Community health services include home support programs, aged care assessments, a breast care nurse, mental health, occupational therapy, podiatry, physiotherapy, diabetes education, speech pathology and child health and development programs.

All of these services are supported by a skilled and dedicated workforce of nurses, allied health clinicians, administration staff, catering and leaning operators and facility services staff.

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